Camp Safe Haven
A place to help children understand their feelings of loss and find peace.
Welcome to Camp Safe Haven!
Haven Hospice’s Camp Safe Haven is a free day camp for children and teens who have lost a loved one. Kids suffering the loss of a close family member or loved one often do not understand their emotions. Supported by Haven’s staff of professionals and volunteers, participants at Camp Safe Haven engage in fun and therapeutic activities to help them work through their feelings of grief.
Encouragement, Empowerment, Enlightenment
Over the past 15 years, the trained counselors at Camp Safe Haven have helped thousands of children and teens understand their feelings and work through them. Attendance at camp will give participants the tools they need to acknowledge that a change in their life has occurred, to accept that change and to make adjustments. Achieving this level of understanding is a three-step approach:
♥ Encouraging children and teens to deal with their feelings of loss.
♥ Empowering children and teens to learn how to manage those feelings.
♥ Enlightening children and teens with the understanding that grieving is a natural
process and it’s okay to feel sad and to express their feelings.
A day at Camp Safe Haven starts with big smiles, welcoming hugs, free t-shirts and hands-on sessions to help the children join in and express themselves and cope with their feelings. There are plenty of snacks, a nutritious lunch, and light and lively activities to reassure the children that it’s okay to grieve and still have fun. Throughout the day, children participate in sessions to help them understand and manage their feelings. At the end of the day, children can take a moment to love, honor and remember their loved ones.
Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Camp Chowenwaw Park - 1517 Ball Road,
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
The loss of a loved one impacts each griever individually and as a family member. Family Camp includes the same activities as Day Camp, with additional opportunities for support that helps the family as a whole deal with feelings of loss and sadness.
Sunday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Camp Kulaqua - 23400 Northwest 212 Avenue,
High Springs, FL 32643
Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Otter Springs Park and Campground
6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.
1170 Youth Camp Lane, Pierson, FL 32180
Overnight Camp (for teens)
Staying two exciting nights at Camp Immokalee affords teen campers the opportunity to form lasting friendships with others who have lost a loved one. In addition to sports events such as climbing, swimming, and fitness exercises, campers will engage in group activities to understand their grief and to memorialize their loved ones. Space is limited, so register early! Teens participating in camp will need to bring:
For overnight camp, a $35 deposit is required for registration, and the full amount will be refunded upon arrival at camp.
Friday, October 10, 6 p.m. to Sunday, October 12, 11 a.m.
Camp Immokalee - 6765 Immokalee Road,
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
If you have any questions, please contact Vonceil Levine, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marissa McGehe, MSW at email@example.com or call 800.727.1889.